Gulf Coast Reading Series
Beer and Literature!
Literature and Beer!
We are excited to once again host the Gulf Coast Reading Series for the 2015-2016 season!
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2016-2017 Reading Series, featuring readers from the University of Houston’s nationally-acclaimed graduate program in creative writing. All readings are free and open to the public. They begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays in the upstairs room at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr., Houston, Texas, 77006.
Tonight's authors - Janine Joseph, Aza Pace, and Jonathan Meyer
Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize, which touches on issues of immigration and an undocumented legal status. Currently, she lives in Stillwater, OK, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. Her poems and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Zócalo Public Square, The Asian American Literary Review, The Collagist, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Janine holds an A.A. from Riverside City College, a B.A. from UC Riverside, an MFA from New York University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. A Kundiman fellow and editor for Tongue: A Journal of Writing and Art, Janine is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a Robert M. Hogge Faculty Teaching Award, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, an Academy of American Poets prize, a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and other honors. She also serves as Vice President of the Writers @ Work Executive Board.
Aza Pace is a Poetry MFA student at UH, where she also serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast. She was raised in rural East Texas and holds a BA in English Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work explores questions of gender, religious experience, and the strangeness of the everyday. Her poetry has appeared in small publications such as Feminine Inquiry and Should Does, and her reviews are forthcoming in Gulf Coast’s Online Exclusives.
Jonathan Meyer was born in Texas and has spent time as a teacher, bookseller, journalist, rock musician, and oilfield worker. In 2009, he earned a BFA from Emerson College in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, where he is the Online Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast. His writing has appeared in Gauge, The Emerson Review, Microchondria, and The Boston Phoenix. He is at work on a novel-in-stories set around the Texas oil industry.